This week's must-reads for hospital RCM leaders

Here are five articles published by Becker's Hospital Review this past week offering insight on managing claims, post-acute care payment, revenue cycle management jobs and more.

1. RCM tip of the day: Manage claims within a holistic revenue cycle setting
Healthcare organizations should use one technology system to manage claims and other parts of the revenue cycle, according to Dustin Hamilton, director of product at Louisville, Ky.-based ZirMed.

2. Here's how proposed post-acute care payment changes could affect rural hospitals' financial states
Proposed post-acute reimbursement changes could have a significant effect on the finances of rural hospitals, suggests a brief from The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

3. 12 hospitals seeking RCM talent
Here are 12 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle expertise.

4. Global Healthcare Alliance shares 3 observations on the shift to value-based care
Despite CMS' move to cancel mandatory bundled payment initiatives for heart attacks, bypass surgeries and joint replacements, one Houston-based healthcare company has witnessed escalating interest and willingness from providers to discuss alternative payment models.

5. RCM tip of the day: One-on-one meetings can enhance accounts receivable staff productivity
Meetings with individual accounts receivable staff can be a valuable tool to improve revenue cycle performance, according to Susan Eilman, senior healthcare consultant at Wellesley, Mass.-based Hayes Management Consulting.


More articles on healthcare finance:

Tenet board upheaval could lead to activist campaign
Texas Health Resources sees operating income dip 23% in first half of 2017
Edward-Elmhurst Health eyes layoffs as part of $50M cost-cutting plan

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